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12/25/08 08:18 - 30ºF - ID#47177

Wishes of Happy

Wishing you all a peaceful, joyous holiday
shared with someone you love.

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12/18/08 12:21 - 28ºF - ID#47097

Another attack reported - WTF

While I'm trying not to let this stuff make me crazy, this is the third incident of this type reported in the news in as many days. I can say that I won't be staying late at work anymore unless there is at least one other person staying who plans to leave when I do - a sensible position no matter the circumstance.

Reported in the Buffalo News

12/17/08 06:47 AM

A man was attacked and robbed Monday night on Niagara Street after he was approached by a group of about 15 males, according to Buffalo police.

The victim, whose age was not immediately available, told Central District police the incident happened at about 8:15 p. m. between Carolina and Virginia streets.

He told police he was punched in the face at least eight times, including once with brass knuckles.

The victim also said he was kicked in the back, and his cell phone and baseball cap were taken.

He may have fractured his right ankle while running from the suspects, who fled east on Carolina on foot, according to the report.





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12/15/08 02:46 - 41ºF - ID#47070

More jobs

The City's Civil Service website has some exams posted (filing deadline is Wed.). Also, at the bottom of the page that this link takes you to, there are some provisional jobs posted. For anyone not familiar with the city lingo - that means there is no existing hiring list for the position and that people get the job until the exams come up again. They then have to pass the exam at the top to keep the position. Someone can potentially be in a provisional job for a couple of years before the exam comes around though.



Also, though it's not on the website, my understanding is that the school district is hiring teacher aids/assistants and I think they may have some clerical positions available either provisionally or temporarily. The HR dept. for the Board is on the 7th floor of City Hall - rooms 719 & 720.
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12/08/08 08:11 - 25ºF - ID#47001

Almost done?

Well, I’m almost done with my Christmas shopping. I have a few gift certificates and a few books still to pick up, and I’m waiting for several things to be delivered; otherwise, I’m pretty much done. Yea!!! I even spent some time this weekend wrapping and got almost all my family stuff wrapped. I still have friend-of-the-family gifts to wrap, but that’s not too bad. My house looks like the Christmas wrapping bomb went off, and of course I still have baking to do, but I at least feel like I’m making some real progress and that I may actually come out the other side of this someday. Of course, I can’t help but wonder if I’m sort of kidding myself about how close to being done I am, because, every time I turn around, there’s someone else I have to get something for - co-worker, daughter’s teachers... Oh well, for now, I feel good.

Christmas bomb went off in my house

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Also, had lunch over the weekend with my granddaughter. All she wants for Christmas...

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...is her two front teeth! Hahahaha
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12/04/08 11:21 - 27ºF - ID#46963

Companies hiring in WNY

I just saw a story on channel 2 news about a number of places in WNY with job openings. Don't know if anyone is interested, but these are hard times for many - hoping maybe someone can use this info. Here's a link to the channel 2 news story which has info on the jobs/companies hiring and some of the details.


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12/01/08 08:21 - 38ºF - ID#46911

Outside - yuck

It's really crappy outside. This kind of reminds me of the just before Thanksgiving storm we had in 2000 when so many people got stuck all over the city. First, it was the thunder storm (which we just had) then came the snow/wet rain - which we're having now. Now I'm really wishing I were in for the evening but still have to go out in a little while - I have to start planning better and pay more attention to the weather.

I really don't ever want to see one like this again... it was kind of creepy weird.
(2000 Storm pic)

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